Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

 L'Institut de Ciències Fotòniques té com a objectius la recerca, la docència i l'incentiu del sector industrial en l'àmbit de les ciències de la llum i de totes les disciplines en les quals la fotònica tingui incidència, com ara les nanotecnologies òptiques, les tecnologies de la informació, les biotecnologies, les ciències de la salut i de la vida, les tecnologies de la informació quàntica i els sistemes làser. Referent únic a Europa per les seves característiques, l'ICFO es va crear com a fundació privada el març de 2002, constituïda inicialment per la UPC i el Departament d'Universitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informació (DURSI) de la Generalitat de Catalunya.


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Recent Submissions

Highly percolated ultra-thin metal films for reconfigurable metasurfaces 

Martínez Cercós, Daniel (Date of defense: 2023-06-21)

(English) There is currently significant scientific and technological interest in ultrathin materials, with at least one dimension in the nm range or even smaller, since they possess features not achievable with their ...

Single-atom motional dynamics in an optical dipole trap 

Alves, Natália Domingues (Date of defense: 2023-06-16)

(English) This thesis studies, using simulation and experiment, the motional dynamics of a single atom in an optical dipole trap. The optical dipole trap we study is a single-beam, red-detuned, far-off-resonance trap (FORT). ...

Generation of macroscopic spin singlets in cold atomic ensembles 

Behbood, Naeimeh (Date of defense: 2015-04-17)

(English) This thesis describes the generation of macroscopic spin singlets in a cold atomic ensemble by performing quantum non-demolition measurement. Toward this goal we have implemented a realtime shot-nose limited ...

Light-matter interaction with atomic ensembles 

Dubost, Brice (Date of defense: 2012-11-26)

(English) The study of quantum light-matter interaction with atomic ensembles is an active research area. This kind of system allows fundamental studies on measurement in the context of continuous variables, in collective ...

Optical parameter sensing: sensitivity limits and the advantages of using spatial modes of light 

Villegas Juárez, Arturo (Date of defense: 2023-04-26)

(English) Resolution enhancement in modern optical metrology techniques has been possible due to significant technological improvements. The accurate and precise control of wavelength, bandwidth, and power of light sources; ...

Optical holographic microscopy for bio- and nanoparticle characterization 

Ortiz de Orruño Cuesta, Unai (Date of defense: 2023-04-21)

(English) Nowadays, being able to precisely characterize nanoparticles is of key relevance in a wide range of scenarios. For instance, chemical and pharmaceutical industries often rely in particle-sizing for quality control. ...

Advanced single molecule fluorescent tools to reveal spatiotemporal multi-molecular interactions in living cells 

Mateos Estévez, Nicolás (Date of defense: 2023-04-28)

(English) The spatiotemporal organisation and compartmentalisation of molecules in living cells is crucial to regulate cell function. Dysregulation in how molecules dynamically explore their environment and interact with ...

Nanophotonics with charged particles 

Giulio, Valerio di (Date of defense: 2023-04-12)

(English) Among the fundamental constituents of matter, charged particles such electrons and positrons are leading protagonists in physical phenomena associated with small (~ meV) and high (~ MeV) energy scales. For example, ...

Solution-processed quantum dot infrared lasers 

Taghipour, Nima (Date of defense: 2023-03-21)

(English) Colloidal semiconductors quantum dots (CQDs) have emerged as a promising solutionprocessed gain material that can be engineered via low-cost and scalable chemical techniques. Owing to quantum confinement, their ...

Attosecond soft X-ray absorption revealing the ultrafast non-adiabatic dynamics of furan 

Severino, Stefano (Date of defense: 2023-03-13)

(English) One of the fundamental goals of the physical chemistry community has always been to be able to follow the details of the evolution of chemical reactions in real-time. Besides the extreme temporal resolution ...

Eco-friendly solar cells with cation-engineered AgBiS2 nanocrystals 

Wang, Yongjie (Date of defense: 2023-02-23)

(English) Climate change and global energy demand urge the development of renewable energy sources for worldwide power supply. Photovoltaic devices that convert solar energy directly into electricity are the most promising, ...

Environmentally-friendly perovskite nanocrystals based on titanium and tin 

Liga, Shanti Maria (Date of defense: 2023-03-22)

(English) The availability of energy is a fundamental ingredient for the development of society. However, the intense consumption of fossil fuels as an energy resource since the second industrial revolution has caused a ...

Fluorescence quantum yield and the open circuit voltage in perovskite solar cells 

Kramarenko, Mariia (Date of defense: 2023-03-24)

(English) To mitigate the energy and climate crisis we are already facing and address the increasing energy consumption, it is essential to foster energy transition strategies. The energy transition success largely depends ...

Multiple light scattering in atomic media : from metasurfaces to the ultimate refractive index 

Andreoli, Francesco (Date of defense: 2023-03-23)

(English) Our ability to confine, guide, and bend light has led to astonishing technological achievements, playing a fundamental role in diverse fields like microscopy, photochemistry, telecommunications or material design. ...

Graphene based optical interconnects and IR photodetectors 

Agarwal, Hitesh (Date of defense: 2023-01-23)

(English) Despite the extensive research in the semiconductor industry, Moore’s law is finally slowing down due to increased complexity. Hence, intense efforts are being carried out to explore hybrid solutions by adding ...

Mid-infrared surface sensing based ontTwo-dimensional materials 

Bareza, Nestor Jr. (Date of defense: 2022-11-07)

(English) Mid-infrared (mid-IR) spectroscopy in the wavelength region between 2 and 20 µm is a powerful technique to identify vibrational absorption signatures of molecules, finding in this way extensive applications in ...

Raman dressed Bose-Einstein condensates with tunable interactions: topological gauge theories and supersolids 

Chisholm, Craig Sterling (Date of defense: 2023-06-19)

(English) The exquisite control available in atomic ultracold quantum gases experiments makes them an ideal candidate for quantum simulation of diverse topics ranging from high energy physics and analogue quantum gravity ...

Quantum-enhanced imaging with SPAD array cameras 

Camphausen, Robin (Date of defense: 2023-04-12)

(English) Entangled photon pairs can enhance optical imaging capabilities. Phase imaging allows detecting fine detail of transparent samples without potentially invasive fluorescent labelling, and here entanglement enables ...

Investigating quantum many-body systems with tensor networks, machine learning and quantum computers 

Kottmann, Korbinian Gebhard (Date of defense: 2022-10-14)

(English) We perform quantum simulation on classical and quantum computers and set up a machine learning framework in which we can map out phase diagrams of known and unknown quantum many-body systems in an unsupervised ...

Contributions to nanophotonics: linear, nonlinear and quantum phenomena 

Roque Fernández, Pablo Manuel de (Date of defense: 2022-10-18)

(English) Nanophotonics can be defined as the science and technology studying the control optical fields at the nanoscale and their interaction with matter. In order to spatially control such fields we would need structures ...

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